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Great, literate zombie story,
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This review is from: Zone One (Kindle Edition)
Colson Whitehead has got quite a bit of criticism from some quarters that this book is boring and lacks action. I tend to think this is from people who hate long words, interesting use of language, and don't like to read all the way to the end, because some of the zombie attacks that Whitehead writes about (such as the farmhouse scene) are terrific - scintillating, sparse prose that still provides excitement.
Perhaps people are looking for two hundred pages of chainsaw madness - this isn't a novelisation of Left 4 Dead and if that's what you're expecting, you'll be disappointed. But as a meditation on loss, mortality, and modern-day consumerism, it's pretty good. And it's got zombies! What's not to like?